The European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen; previously EUSC) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that gathers information through satellite imagery. The centre is in Torrejón de Ardoz in Spain. Other countries who have an association agreement with the SatCen can also use its resources. Although it is autonomous in its daily operations, the High RepresentativeFederica Mogherini is responsible for its operational direction. Since 2009, the Director of SATCEN is Ambassador Tomaž Lovrenčič, from Slovenia. Between 2006 and 2009 Ambassador Lovrenčič had served as SATCEN's Deputy Director.